There was no sign of relief for more than 90,000 New York commuters after a week of waiting for delayed trains because of the dispute between the Long Island Railroad and union repairmen.
DOUBLEDECK CAR STANDING IDLE, PAN TO CAR BEHIND
CAR, TRUCKS IN FRONT OF IT IDLE
ANOTHER CAR "LONG ISLAND" PAINTED ON IT, PAN TO DOOR
Sign ON CAR: "THE ROUTE OF THE DASHING COMMUTER."
WINDOWS OF A CAR
ENDS OF TWO CARS FRAMED BY TWO OTHER CARS
TRACKS, PAN UP TO TRAIN -- IDLE
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Background: There was no sign of relief for more than 90,000 New York commuters after a week of waiting for delayed trains because of the dispute between the Long Island Railroad and union repairmen.
The slowdown reached its peak Monday (August 12) morning when 25 per cent of the lines operations were cancelled. Commuters were forced to wait for delayed trains on terribly crowded platforms or to drive on the even more crowded roadways leading into New York City.
The union is protesting the fact that railroad officials have fired a umber of repairmen whom they said weren't needed. The repairmen's union denied that they were participating in a slowdown. They say the railroad has deliberately removed trains from service and then blamed it on the union.